djd07 (5031) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange golden with a small frothy whitte head that leaves sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a strong floral hop with grapefruit and citrus. Thick mouthfeel with a bitter hop with caramel and grapefruit. Hides alcohol well making it easy to drink with a nice bitter finish. A very good IPA from New Belgium
natejgood (405) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear medium golden color with almost no head. The aroma is both hoppy and malty and a bit sweet. The flavor is sweeter than I am used to with most IPAs, but there is a bit of a fresh cut grass flavor that cuts the sweetness nicely. There isnít as much hop flavor as I would hope for from an IPA, but that doesnít detract from the other flavors. This beer feels good in the mouth and is refreshing and easy to drink. Not the most exciting beer Iíve had, but overall not a bad daily drinking beer.
walkr (2) - USA - FEB 11, 2010 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
good session ipa, a bit thin for my preference though. iíll definitely pick this up when itís on sale, but other than that i donít see myself buying this regularly. not a bad attempt by new belgium at an american ipa, itís definitely very drinkable and might be a good introduction for someone who is new to this style.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Bright orange color, clear, good head, decent lacing, looks like an IPA. Smells hoppy, grassy, citrus, good but not overpowering. The flavor was sort of west coast IPA, citrus and grass but no actual dank present. This was a good IPA but iím betting the shelf life is not great. Also it was a little thin for my preferences.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-12-2010 02:02:14
scooterbub (901) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a nice golden-copper color with a decent, foamy, white head that lasts a while. Taste is of pine, citrus, resin, caramel. Similar aroma. Has a nice, slight bitterness to it. Nice creamy body. Pretty good as it warms. Very easy to drink and rather enjoyable. Worth picking up again.
vyvvy (4530) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden / amber with a soapy white head. The aroma has fruity and citrusy hops with a bit of pine with toasty biscuity malt thatís lightly mushy. Medium / light body thatís very crisp with semi-sharp carbonation on the finish. The flavor starts with a very nice balance of toasted malt and hops that have eathiness, pine and dry grapefruit. The finish gets quite earthy. A nice easy drinking IPA that is crisp and clean.
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured clear, golden/orange with a moderate, white head. Great floral, piney, citrus hops nose with a slight malty undertone. Easy drinking with a decent hoppy alpha character, citrus, grapefruit flavors. Wonderfully floral with a nice sweetness from the malt.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2011 New Belgium Brewing Company--Ranger India Pale Ale--Are you a hopinista? Thank our Beer Rangers for inspiring (and begging for) this well-balanced Simcoe, Cascade and Chinook hopped IPA. 2010 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV--70 IBUís. (4.75 / 5.0) Rich creamy lacy dense white head with excellent retention. Crystal clear bright beautiful rich gold color with light fizz bubbles. Sweet floral citrus grapefruit herbal aromatic rich hop front. Crisp tangy sweet hop resin infused grapefruit light caramel zesty mildly earthy rich pale malt wheat hint? body. Rich hot hop spice burpy pine citrus crisp clean balanced end. WOW HOPS! Balanced Crisp IPA. Sampled 2/9/2010. $3.29 Each.
New Belgium Brewing Company--Ranger India Pale Ale--Are you a hopinista?Thank our Beer Rangers for inspiring (and begging for) this well-balanced Simcoe, Cascade and Chinook hopped--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. 70 IBUís. (4.5 / 5.0). Sediment dusting. Foamy thin lacy white head. Clear thin bright light gold color. Floral pine grapefruit hop front. Dry sweet crusty bitter thin caramel pilsner malt wheat hint body. Earthy rich balanced hop spice end. Tasty floral dry citrus IPA. Sampled 5/27/2010. 6-Pack $8.49.
New Belgium Brewing Company--Fort Collins, CO--Ranger IPA . 6.50% ABV. 70 IBUís. Lacy off white head. Clear rich bright gold color. Rich sweet hop front Crisp clean IPA body. Easy hop spice end. Floral tasty balanced rich hop IPA. Well made. (4.0 / 5.0) 5 oz. Taster Sampled @ Seattle Fremont Oktoberfest on 9/26/2010.
New Belgium Brewing Company--Ranger India Pale Ale--the JOY RIDE--Full of optimism, biscuity malt, and 20 YEARS of Stories, Fat Tire is rolling out The Joy Ride.--2011 12 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. 70 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Medium lace tight mild white head. Clear thin bright amber gold color. Aromatic floral Cascade hop front. Thin textured dry sweet crisp clean mild hop resin pale malt light clean caramel fruit body. Balanced clean crisp mild hop spice slightly bitter end. Sampled 3/12/2011. 6-Pack purchased for $6.99 at Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 3/12/2011.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bomber from Weber St Liquor in Colorado Springs, sampled 2/5/10). Clear golden color. Medium off white head, which is mostly diminishing. Moderate grass/citrus hop aroma. Flavor of the same with light sweetness. Long duration. Moderate bitter finish, which is slightly dry. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Fair lacing.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hard to rate this brew. I was expecting a lot more punch from a brand new IPA from NB. This is a very well crafted brew that is subtle in its hoppage however really strong in its quality and this is a beautiful drinking brew.